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Grand Marshal Maloney

The fighting in World War I ended at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). First celebrated as Armistice Day it was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 in honor of the 407,000 who died in military service -292,000 of those in battle - out of over 16-and-a-half million Americans who served in World War II.
During Veterans Day this year, we were extremely proud to see our own Queens Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) serving as a Grand Marshal of the 2008 New York City Veterans Day Parade. Among this year’s group of Grand Marshals was World War II icon Edith Shain, the nurse immortalized in the “Times Square Kiss” photo.
The parade, organized by the United War Veterans Council, honors current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and is the largest of its kind in the nation.
“I am honored to serve as a Grand Marshal, but the parade’s true honorees are the millions of Americans who gave of themselves to protect and preserve our democracy,” Maloney said.
We agree and we were proud to see her wear the Grand Marshal’s ribbon.

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